Kauai remains ‘preferred’ location for missile defense radar Pentagon won’t fund

June 8, 2021

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The Missile Defense Agency announced today that Kauai is the “preferred” location in an ongoing environmental analysis for the $1.9 billion Homeland Defense Radar-Hawaii — an all-but-dead project in the eyes of the Pentagon as it contends with maneuvering hypersonic threats.

Hawaii’s congressional delegation wants the project to proceed for the defense of the Aloha State against North Korean ballistic missiles.

Hawaii’s congressional delegation wants the project to proceed for the defense of the Aloha State against North Korean ballistic missiles.

The fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act requires the Missile Defense Agency to develop a plan to construct and operate a “discrimination radar,” or equivalent sensor, that will improve homeland missile defense for Hawaii, according to the agency…



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